Achterberg combines humor, humility, vulnerability and intensity throughout, making it far more than a typical dog book. Everyone should read this as soon as possible, though it should be noted that due to the sheer amount of emotions raised, this is a slow read, though the pacing is easy to follow.
Read the full review here on Dog O Day.
"One Hundred Dogs & Counting is a “must read” for any animal lover and animal rescue advocate. Cara not only perfectly captures that roller coaster of being in the rescue world, but she shines a light on both the good, the frustrating and yes, the sad reality of our shelters that everyone needs to see. While it can sometimes be emotionally tough to pick up such a (figuratively) heavy book full of impactful stories that linger in your mind for days on end, that is exactly why I’m saying it’s a must read. Because as Cara said, “It’s not that people don’t care, it’s that they don’t know.” Reading this book will ensure you not only know, but you’re energized to jump to action the moment you close it."
Read the full review on The Doodle Diaries.
"I rated this book 5 stars on Goodreads without hesitation. Not only did it hold a special place in my heart, but it opened my eyes to the realities of this world. I thought I knew so much about rescue dogs, but after reading this book, I realized that the problem is even bigger than I could’ve imagined.
Not only is the book incredibly eye-opening, but it’s also extremely detailed. Cara never misses an opportunity to describe what she saw and felt throughout her experiences. As I was reading it, I truly felt like I was in her shoes, seeing the dogs through her eyes."
Read the full review on Mabel, the Rescue Dog
Achterberg presents truth that is not pretty but is necessary. She provides information to educate readers about a serious problem in a way so personal, they will feel like they have just visited her puppy room and are sitting in her kitchen having coffee. In addition, she offers a wealth of knowledge valuable to any pet parent. 100 Dogs & Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and a Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues is an important read for any dog lover.
Read the full review here on Life Unraveled.
"With humor and deep compassion, Cara writes the book every dog lover needs to read and provides a remarkable journal how shelter dogs end up with a rescue and some of the heartbreaking details as to why some do and others don’t. This book offers hope in the face of unthinkable heartache, limited resources and long odds toward success. It also provides a narrative of hope shared by a cadry of real heroes working with limited resources in shelters and rescue groups while providing you an opportunity to help by sharing its message."
Read the entire review on Tails Around the Ranch.
Review on I'm a Writer, Yes, I Am from a blogging buddy and an author with a refreshing voice, Martha Kennedy. You can find many delightful posts and information on Martha's books on her website.
Review and interview on Paws 4 Change (apologies for the fuzzy parts of the zoom interview - I was hiding in the basement from the noise in our house!) by Aubrie Kavanaugh, a powerful voice in the No-Kill movement and the founder of No-Kill Huntsville, a talented writer and researcher, and the author of Not Rocket Science: A Story of No Kill Animal Shelter Advocacy in Huntsville, Alabama.